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# Boris Johnson

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# Saudi Arabia
Boris Johnson meets with Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman
Johnson is one of the few Western leaders to visit Riyadh since the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
# Homeward Bound
British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has left Iran and will return to UK today
Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained since 2016.
# Boris
Boris Johnson faces new scrutiny over Russian lord
Longstanding speculation about Johnson’s friendship with newspaper baron Evgeny Lebedev has revived since Russia invaded Ukraine.
# France
Emmanuel Macron lashes UK for not doing enough for Ukraine’s refugees
The French president criticised Boris Johnson’s Government over a policy which requires visa applications to be made in person in Brussels or Paris.
# No-Fly Zone
Ukrainian issues emotional plea to Boris Johnson for no-fly zone to prevent Russian bombing
Journalist Daria Kaleniuk told Boris Johnson in Warsaw that he must do more to protect civilians in Ukraine.
# russian sanctions
Details of Boris Johnson’s ‘largest and most severe’ sanctions against Russia unveiled
The package includes an intention to impose an asset freeze on all major Russian banks.
# Partygate
Boris Johnson refuses to commit to resigning if found to have broken the law
Johnson handed a legal questionnaire to police on Friday regarding claims that lockdown-busting parties were held in Downing Street.
# false flag
Johnson fears Russian ‘false flag’ action to discredit Ukraine ahead of invasion
Boris Johnson said he feared more violence following the shelling of a nursery school in clashes between Ukraine and Moscow-backed separatists.
# Downing Street
UK police send Boris Johnson legal questionnaire in No 10 'partygate' probe
Downing Street said the Prime Minister will ‘respond as required’.
# Downing Street parties
Boris Johnson refutes former PM's assertion that he has damaged the UK's reputation
John Major said ministers being sent to “defend the indefensible” made the Government look “distinctly shifty”.
# savile slur
Labour's Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of inciting mob with violent fascist conspiracy theory
Starmer said the UK Prime Minister had used a ‘deliberate slur without any basis in fact’.
# champagne problems
Detectives investigating No 10 parties to start contacting people believed to have taken part
The Mirror earlier published a photo showing the Prime Minister near a prosecco bottle during a Christmas quiz.
# Living With Covid
Boris Johnson signals end to self-isolation rules in England as part of ‘living with Covid’
He said the legal requirement to self-isolate for positive cases of Covid-19 is expected to end later this month.
Ian Paisley accuses Tories of 'betrayal' for choosing 'English nationalism' over unionism
Paisley comments come as an early Stormont election was ruled out by the Northern Ireland Secretary.
# London
Police step in as Labour leader Keir Starmer targeted by mob near UK Parliament
The Labour leader faced baseless allegations of “protecting paedophiles” after the Prime Minister used a widely criticised smear.
# Downing Street
Boris Johnson starts new week with fresh staff in hopes of turning around fortunes
More announcements are expected on No 10 staffing in coming days following a swathe of resignations.
# UK Politics
Not a ‘chance in hell’ Boris Johnson will step aside voluntarily, Tory peer says
Gavin Barwell, who served as chief of staff to Theresa May and now sits in the House of Lords, said there was a “strong case for change”.
# Partygate
Another Conservative MP has called on Boris Johnson to resign
It comes amid reports that police have been handed a photo of Johnson holding a beer at an alleged gathering.
# no 10
Four of Boris Johnson's key advisers quit in one day as political pressure mounts
Today, Johnson backtracked on the criticised and debunked claim that Starmer failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile.
# westminster
Johnson refuses to withdraw accusation that Labour leader failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile
Keir Starmer said the UK Prime Minister is “parroting the conspiracy theories of violent fascists to try to score cheap political points”.
# Oireachtas
Criticism of British Ambassador's refusal to appear before Good Friday Agreement committee
Aontú TD Peadar Tóibín said the decision to refuse the invitation was “a disgrace”.
# Partygate
Boris Johnson commits to publishing ‘everything we can’ from full Sue Gray inquiry
The British Prime Minister has promised a fuller publication of Gray’s investigation once the Met Police probe has concluded.
# Sue Gray Report
Boris Johnson’s Jimmy Savile comment about Labour leader Keir Starmer branded a 'disgrace'
The UK Prime Minister was hitting out at Labour criticism over the Sue Gray report in a fired-up House of Commons showing today.
# Partygate
Johnson apologises as Gray report says No 10 parties showed 'failures of leadership and judgement'
Several of the gatherings should not have been allowed to take place, the report has found.
Sue Gray's redacted report on the “partygate” allegations has been published this afternoon.
Several of the gatherings should not have been allowed to take place, the report has found.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Boris Johnson said he “accepts Sue Gray’s general findings in full”.
Met police denies delaying publication of Sue Gray inquiry as officers examine material
No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims
# Brexit
Boris Johnson sets out on plans to remove EU laws with new 'Brexit Freedoms' bill
Announcements will be seen as an attempt by Boris Johnson to steer the narrative away from allegations of rule-breaking gatherings.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Boris Johnson resign?
The long-awaited ‘partygate’ report is set to be published within days.
# sue gray
Partygate report due at No 10 within days amid speculation over Johnson's successor
Reports are circulating of a potential outside challenger for the Tory leadership who is thought by some to represent the ‘best chance for a fresh start’.
# Downing Street parties
Met police denies delaying publication of Sue Gray inquiry as officers examine material
Scotland Yard says it has not delayed the publication of the long-awaited Cabinet Office report.
# sue gray
Johnson’s wait continues for report into No 10 parties which could be key to his future
The announcement of a Scotland Yard investigation into some of the alleged parties has complicated the process.
# Kabul
Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’
Boris Johnson has been accused of lying after leaked emails contradicted his stance of denying his involvement.
# Under Pressure
Boris Johnson’s wait for report into pandemic parties at No 10 continues
The report was expected to be handed to No 10 today but had not been delivered by the time the Commons adjourned.
# lockdown parties
Boris Johnson willing to speak to police investigating No 10 parties
The British Prime Minister has insisted he does not believe he has broken coronavirus laws.
# restrictions
New report of birthday party held indoors for Boris Johnson during first Covid-19 lockdown
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing fresh allegations of breaking coronavirus rules.
# Nusrat Ghani
Johnson orders inquiry into MP's claim of Islamophobia in ministerial sacking
Downing Street confirmed the Cabinet Office has been asked to “establish the facts”.
# Nusrat Ghani
Johnson under pressure to hold inquiry into MP’s ‘Muslimness’ sacking claim
Nusrat Ghani said she was told her faith was “making colleagues uncomfortable” when she was sacked as a transport minister.
# met police
No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims
Chris Bryant said threats to withdraw funding from constituencies of MPs seeking to oust the PM should be referred to the police.
# Downing Street
UK government resisting investigation into ‘blackmailing’ of Tory critics of Boris Johnson
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said the allegations should be investigated.
# William Wragg
Tory opponents of Boris Johnson are facing 'blackmail', MP claims
William Wragg has urged MPs to report intimidation to the police.
# Partygate
Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’
David Davis warned Tories the party faces “dying a death of 1,000 cuts” if MPs do not swiftly oust the prime minister.
# Downing Street
'In the name of God, go': Defiant Boris Johnson faces Tory defections and plot to oust him
Downing Street said Johnson would have further meetings with MPs today as he attempted to shore up support on his backbenches.